The twister touched down at 10:05 a.m. with maximum speeds of 75-85 mph. It was two miles in length and about 50-100 yards wide, the National Weather Service said.
Some homes in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have been left in a state of disgusting disarray, after gallons of sewer water seeped in.
Thousands of utility customers in New Jersey were without power Saturday night as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.
Several feet of water swamped cars in Mineola and Queens as intense rain came pouring down midday Wednesday.
A storm left residents in Edgewater, New Jersey without power on Sunday. Residents told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin that a transformer exploded during the storm.
The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.
Storms hit the Jersey Shore hard and fast on Saturday night, and some residents are lucky to be alive.
Police say two young cousins camping with their families have been killed in New Jersey after a tree fell on their tent during a summer storm.
A group of victims of the recent Midwest and Southern tornadoes have arrived in Fairfield, N.J. Matted and scared, the orphaned dogs were flown in from shelters in Kentucky.
“Some of these storms come in real quick and then they disappear but they’re doing a lot of damage lately,” Scott Hogan of Pleasantville told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.
Foggy conditions will continue through Monday night, along with evening rain and showers after midnight.